Alaska state law already prohibits discrimination based on race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, disability, and marital status in the areas of employment, housing, public accommodation, and financing practices. However, these crucial protections do not extend to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer people in the same way.
House Bill 99 (and Senate Bill 108) seek to enshrine fundamental Alaskan values into law: equality and freedom from discrimination.
This letter-writing tool allows Alaskans to easily contact their legislators and urge them to support these bills by filling out a quick form.
For more information about HB 99, you can view the following video, which includes footage of Caitlin Shortell explaining Alaska's current civil rights law.